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My Colourful Life: From Red to Amber By Ginger Mccain

My Colourful Life: From Red to Amber

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Legendary trainer of Red Rum tells his remarkable life story in his own inimitable style

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My Colourful Life: From Red to Amber by Ginger Mccain

Red Rum's classic win in the 1977 Grand National is the stuff of sporting legend. Rummy himself became a national treasure, and his charismatic trainer -- the redoubtable Ginger McCain -- became a sporting hero. While the public adored Ginger, there were those who sniped that he was a one-horse trainer. All that changed 27 years later when, in a thrilling race, Ginger won his fourth National with Amberleigh House, and once again took the sporting world by storm.McCain is rightly known as Mr Aintree. In the 70s, the popularity of Red Rum and Ginger almost single-handedly saved the great race when there were plans afoot to turn the track into a housing estate, and his tally of four wins is equalled only by Fred Rimmer. Ginger's story is a remarkable one. Ginger himself is a remarkable individual - charming, forthright, not afraid to speak his mind and a hugely entertaining storyteller. This is his story, told in his own inimitable style.

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'Hisbook reads like McCain talks, detailing his life and digressing robustly with his own keen eye and wit. It's a rag-to-riches tale, with a brief but vivid flirtation with rags again in the post-rummy years. It tells of McCain's compulsion for horses and obsession with the national, fascinations shared by his plucky wife, and the money he made and lost as a result.' -- The Times 20051017 'A treat' -- Sunday Express 20051017

About Ginger Mccain

Ginger McCain -- real name Donald -- was born in 1930 and began his career as a trainer in 1952, with a small stable behind a second-hand car showroom in Southport. He trained the legendary Red Rum to three Grand National victories in '73, '74 and '77 and to two runner-up places. Red Rum died in 1995 but nine years later, Amberleigh House gave Ginger a record-equalling fourth National win. He now operates from a stable complex in Cholmondeley, Cheshire.

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My Colourful Life: From Red to Amber by Ginger Mccain
Ginger Mccain
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